Crafted Pine Co Donate to Tayside Charities

Crafted Pine Co have donated £250 to both Macmillan Day Care and the ARCHIE Foundation.

Being good to the planet is core to our business, and we aim to operate in a way that is both sustainable and ethical. As part of our ongoing commitment, we support these two local charities, both of which are very close to our heart. We also plant trees in our own grove to offset our carbon footprint, to try and leave the world a better place than when we arrived.

These charitable donations come a month after the reopening of our store in the Overgate Shopping Centre, Dundee. After a difficult year, and coming through a mandatory 4-month store closure, we are feeling the strain like many businesses and individuals. However, we wanted to acknowledge the excellent work being done by these charities whose service users rely on them more than ever.


Andrea, Caroline and Lynn from Macmillan Day Care and Don from Crafted Pine CoAndrea, Caroline and Lynn from Macmillan Day Care and Don from Crafted Pine Co

Macmillan Day Care is based in Roxburghe House, Dundee, and provide a relaxed and supportive environment for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Macmillan Day Care provided comfort to Don’s wife, Linda, after her cancer diagnosis and we have supported their invaluable work ever since.


Lisa and Don from Crafted Pine Co and Fiona from the ARCHIE FoundationLisa and Don from Crafted Pine Co and Fiona from the ARCHIE Foundation

The ARCHIE Foundation is the official charity of Tayside Children’s Hospital, based in Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. The ARCHIE Foundation provides exceptional support for sick children and their worried families, all within our local area. They recently raised £2 million to put towards a new children’s twin theatre suite which will transform the experience for children from across Tayside and Fife coming into hospital for an operation. Work on the project is going well and it’s hoped it will be completed by late 2021.



Don Tait, Owner at Crafted Pine Co says:

“We are proud to support the work of Macmillan Day Care and The ARCHIE Foundation. These charities help local people through their most difficult days, and that has never been more important than it is today.”


Macmillan Day Care says:

"We are delighted to accept this donation in memory of Linda. We formed a close relationship with Linda and her family during her time with us in Macmillan Day Care. Her encouragement to Don and their children was wonderful and her legacy lives on through them and their lovely business. Thank you very much Crafted Pine Co!"


Fiona Martin, Regional Fundraising Officer at the ARCHIE Foundation, says:

"A huge thank you to Crafted Pine Co for their donation. The support of individuals and businesses like Crafted Pine Co help us make a real difference to sick children spending time in hospital. Every £1 we raise goes towards making local children's hospital stays a happier experience."

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